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  • Early Learning System Director Steps Up Safety Improvements

    NEWS RELEASE October 12, 2017 Media Inquiries: ELD.Media@state.or.us Early Learning System Director Steps Up Safety Improvements Statement from Miriam Calderon, Early Learning System Director The Early Learning Division has issued an emergency suspension of a licensed child care center related to the tragic death of an infant. This baby and their family are at the […]

  • Celebrating Head Start Awareness Month!

    Thank you to Governor Kate Brown for proclaiming October as Head Start Awareness Month. The Early Learning Division is excited to celebrate Head Start Awareness Month. This is the time of year that Oregon Head Start Pre-Kindergarten programs from across the state connect with their partners to share about exciting work that is being done […]

  • 2017 Lynne Angland Award Recipients Announced
    2017 Lynne Angland Award Recipients Announced

    The Early Learning Council announced today the two recipients of the 2017 Lynne Angland Award. The Lynne Angland Award recognizes people and organizations who improve safety, quality, affordability and access to child care in Oregon at both the state and local levels. Lynne Angland was a passionate visionary dedicated to Oregon’s families. Lynne’s service, passion […]

  • Preschool for All: Investing in Equity
    Preschool for All: Investing in Equity

    The Portland State University Early Childhood Council is hosting a free all-day event on October 13th: Preschool for All, Investing in Equity. The Oregon Early Learning System Director, Miriam Calderon, will be a featured speaker. Topics include how to address gaps in access to early childhood education and how to support young children’s rights to […]

  • Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup

    The Office of Child Care (OCC) Statutory Workgroup will meet on Monday, August 28, 2017, 9:00 to 12:00 noon*.  The meeting will be held at the State Capitol Building, Room H470. Statutory Workgoup Agenda Aug 28 meeting DRAFT Agenda: Approve meeting minutes (June 29, 2017 meeting) ORS Chapter 329A  overview Carryover items from June meeting […]

  • Save the date October 27th – Teen-Parent Program Conference

    Save the date – October 27th, 2017 (9 am to 3:30 pm) Teen-Parent Program Conference 6th Annual Teen-Parent Program Fall Conference 2017 The Teen-Parent Program Conference is organized by the Early Learning Division of the Oregon Department of Education  to gather staff involved with coordination and day-to-day work of Teen Parent Programs.  We also invite parenting […]

  • Rule Amendments: License-Exempt Child Care Providers Accepting Federal Subsidies

    OAR Chapter 414, Division 180. The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to amend rules governing license-exempt child care providers accepting federal subsidies. The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 requires states and territories to conduct health and safety monitoring inspections for all child care providers who accept federal funding (subsidies) from […]

  • Central Background Registry Rule Revision

    The Early Learning Council will begin rulemaking to adopt permanent administrative rules relating to enrollment in the Central Background Registry established pursuant to ORS 329A.030. The Early Learning Division Office of Child Care (OCC) administers the Central Background Registry (CBR) pursuant to ORS 329A.030. OCC conducts background checks on individuals associated with child care facilities. […]

  • Child Care and the Solar Eclipse of 2017

    The Early Learning Division is providing the following documents to help you prepare your program and families for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The health and safety of children and staff is important during the solar eclipse event. What: During the solar eclipse, the moon will cover all or part of the […]

  • Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual Conference

    The Division for Early Childhood’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families is coming to Portland in October 2017. The Division for Early Childhood (DEC), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, is the principle organization for professionals who work in Early Intervention (Birth to age 3) and […]